It was a stormy weekend in parts of Illinois and also Missouri. In some cases, the sky was electric - literally. Brand new video captured the moment when 6 Illinois buildings were all struck by lightning at the same time.
Weather can change within an instant. One second it's bright and sunny outside, and five minutes later clouds cover the sky as the temperature drops and it starts to pour. Scenarios like this happen all the time and are especially frequent during the spring and summertime across the Centennial State.
The clouds are starting to roll in and the sky is darkening. Your weather app is setting off alerts and there's a thunderstorm moving in the area. You're just got home, you're dirty from working all day and you need a shower.
Vaisala U.S. National Lightning Detection Network recently released its annual lightning report. This annual analysis provides detailed statistics, highlights, and an in-depth look at overall lightning events that occur across the country each year.